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took off more than two hours late, a result of those furloughs. the faa says fewer air traffic controllers on duty means fewer flights able to take off and land at major airports. >> anything that delays services can be productive. but i don't know the whole picture. >> reporter: the airport could experience trickle-down delays but says the lines likely won't be affected. >> i don't know if it will affect the lines but if there's another airport that has congestion issues or staffing issues, we may experience delays to and from that location. >> reporter: some airport towers across the country have already been overwhelmed with flights. the faa says yesterday during the first day, these furloughs took effect, there were 400 delays across the country. also today, i did check in with oakland airport, a spokesperson said they have no faa employees being furloughed. so he doesn't expect issues. and at san jose mineta, a spokesperson said they've seen a handful delays because of these budget cuts. live this morning at sfo, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> homicid
and pilot organizations are trying to stop the furloughs from happening by suing the faa but they are here and commercial flights really move flatly throughout the united states yesterday. but the real test will come together. that is because air traffic -- because of budget cuts all air traffic controllers must take one day off every two weeks. that means they will lose one traffic controller every day. santa rosa airport they were down at least one controller yesterday. folks there said they were concerned about safety and felt the government could have made cuts elsewhere. >> we are looking at a tiny percentage that needs if be reduced. it's ridiculous they can't do that. you and i can certainly if we want to take $5 off of our spending for lunch over a month, it's easy for us to do. >> reporter: yesterday sfo and ma theta san jose reported no problems. sources inside the air traffic control tower here said four workers were furloughed yesterday. we still have to find out how many are furloughed today. meanwhile 100 contract towers in small airports across the country are scheduled to s
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